Hyein Seo Looks to 'Street Fighter' for Its 2017 Fall/Winter "Final Boss" Collection
Featuring the Nike VaporMax “Pure Platinum” on every single model.
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp graduate and former VFILES designer Hyein Seo made her London Fashion Week debut on Sunday, with a collection that was inspired by the dystopian worlds of video games and anime. The show notes specifically cited Akira, Street Fighter and Tekken as its main influences, and the idea for “Final Boss” sprung up when Seo saw a girl on her way to Jujitsu class in her full badge-adorned uniform. Seo is quoted as saying “I want to tell different stories of girls each season but they all have one thing in common, a rebellious spirit – resistance. Simply put, bad girls.”
The setting took inspiration from this aping martial arts gym, while the models outfits blended the aforementioned influences with a motocross influence on the tracksuits, cross body waist-packs, puffer jackets and the soon-to-be released Nike VaporMax on every model. The phrase “elevated streetwear” can be tiresome, but it does suit this collection, which straddles the lines between fashion and streetwear in a manner that makes it appealing to stockists (one of which, Machine-A, presented the collection). All in all, the show perfectly fit into London, so hopefully this won’t be the last time Hyein Seo shows in the city.
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